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Four star general blasts against #Trump


Last year, #McRaven, who did not make an endorsement in the 2016 presidential election, called Drumpf's lambasting of the news media possibly "the greatest threat to democracy in my lifetime" during a speech at the University of #Texas. A four-star admiral who retired from the Navy in 2014, McRaven also wrote an August op-ed article calling on Drumpf to revoke his security clearance after the president pulled former #CIA Director John #Brennan's clearance.

Well, the #US are a patriotic country, they love their imaginary structure that limits their living space,... show more
 
Morocco's protest movements have changed over the past 60 years, but the regime's repressive ways have not.
Dissent in Morocco: From Abraham Serfaty to Nasser Zefzafi
#Morocco #Protests #Democracy #Africa #MiddleEast
 
Across the world, democracy is in retreat, but that's not the case in Southeast Asia's two biggest Muslim countries.
Malaysia and Indonesia are bucking the global trend on democracy
#Malaysia #Indonesia #Democracy #Asia
 
The international community has to pressure Cambodia to hold free and fair elections.
There is still hope for Cambodia's democracy
#Cambodia #Democracy #AsiaPacific
 

The nervosity is rising continously, until it overheats


“We’re disappointed by the mechanical problems that are going to cause a further delay in the recount,” Bucher told reporters. “It became evident through the vigorous pace of counting that the machines used for the recount were starting to get stressed.”

Oh Gosh, are we ever going to hear what the final result will be, or will our descendants have to experience it someday?

#US #USA #California #Politics #News #Elections #Democracy #Recount
 

Donnie is able to hurt himself and don't even recognise it


The appointment has drawn bipartisan criticism and led to questions about Whitaker’s qualifications and whether he would limit the investigation or bury its findings. The state of Maryland on Tuesday filed the first legal challenge seeking to overturn Whitaker’s appointment, while on Capitol Hill newly empowered House Democrats are already making plans to have the acting attorney general appear as one of their first witnesses when the next Congress launches in January.

Yeah, it works out for him, well done, Mr. president. You play yourself all the time but still think you're the greatest. I heard of toddlers who were smarter than the "stable genius".

#US #USA #Trump #DonaldTrump #DOJ #Whitaker #MatthewWhitaker #ProtectMueller #MatthewWhitakerMustRecuse #MuellerTime #StopFascism #Democracy #Justice #Injustice
 

This is far beyond possibility


The US first lady took the extraordinary step of publicly pushing for the move against Mira Ricardel, the top aide to the national security adviser, John Bolton, on Tuesday.
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Ricardel, who was hired in April by Bolton after he assumed the role of Drumpf’s national security adviser, reportedly clashed with members of the first lady’s staff over seating on a plane during Melania Drumpf’s recent trip to Africa.
(Add. by me: The trip cost the American taxpayer US$95,000 for one night in a hotel in Cairo, which she didn't even visit. This room was useless in the end!)
(Source to addition: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/melania-trump-cairo-hotel/)

And this is where I would wonder how far nepotism has come in the US. Unfortunately, we have already reached the full scale of monarchy corruption of a Democracy. Unbelievable... How did we come from the best president to - this!?

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Donnie is not the only one to fear the rain!


"It appears that the waters are rising as I speak, and therefore it has become necessary [for me] to consider adjourning polling at these locations," he said.

Ok, this was the best decision that could be made, I guess. Just imagine what could have happened if the building to vote in would have run full of water, at worst flood the ballots. I hope the elctions will be possible to continue at a close date.

#Politcs #News #Australia #Fiji #Oceania #Elections #Democracy
 
Good Video

It's Okay to be a Nationalist (Sargon)
https://www.bitchute.com/video/0uO0CIGnVIw/
#itsokaytobewhite
#nationalist
#Democracy

@OneNationAus @AuConservatives @LibDemAus @AustLiberty
 

#Socialism is an attempt to bring the principles of #democracy into the workplace.

#Fascism is an attempt to bring the #authoritarian principles of the #workplace into #politics.


Neither attempt has ever prevailed, but bad as some #socialist experiments have been, the intentions were good. #Totalitarianism was its failure.
Fascism is the eternal enemy of good intentions. Totalitarianism is its success.
 

#Socialism is an attempt to bring the principles of #democracy into the workplace.


#Fascism is an attempt to bring the #authoritarian principles of the #workplace into #politics.
Neither attempt has ever prevailed, but bad as some #socialist experiments have been, the intentions were good. #Totalitarianism was its failure.
Fascism is the eternal enemy of good intentions. Totalitarianism is its success.
 

Presidential Harassment, anyone?


The arrival of a new class of lawmakers for orientation Tuesday will exacerbate the feeling of a fresh start, though critical business remains in the lame duck twilight of the GOP-led House — that could even degenerate into a government shutdown before year's end.

But still, he has got nothing else to do but to speak out against the Democrats who, thanks to Donnie's own party, have got the power of subpoening him, or at least his employees. It couldn't be any better, in my opinion.

#US #USA #Trump #DonaldTrump #Politics #News #PresidentialHarassment #Democrats #Democracy #Subpoena #GovernmentShutdown #BuildTheWall (Around the White House)
 

The Golden Girls of the Dem party


The two septuagenarians — Biden will be 77 on Election Day, 2020, and Sanders will be 79 — are the only two prospective candidates to garner double-digit support. The third-place candidate is Rep. Beto O’Rourke (R-Texas), who built national name-recognition through his losing Senate bid last week, with 8 percent.

We're doomed. But seriously, we need to nominate Beto O'Rourke and Bernie Sanders for 2020, they could possibly defeat the moron in-chief. And with Beto O'Rourke, you even had a relatively younger candidate who could embrace the liberal progressive forces of this nation. You know you need them, to radically reshape the United States. Do it or you lose my confidence.

#Politics #News #Democracy #Democrats #DemocraticParty #Biden #JoeBiden #Sanders #BernieSanders #GeneralElection #Election2020 #SaveAmerica #ORourke #BetoORourke
 

Racism in the US - nothing peculiar, sadly


“They still did their job, and saw a black man with a gun, and basically killed him,” he added.
Four other people, including a man believed to be the initial suspect behind the bar shooting, were injured in the incident. The suspect’s name has not been released publicly.

Gun control. 'Nuff said. There are too many maniacs carrying guns in the US, and some of them are even allowed to call themselves policemen, while all they do is pretending not to be the suspects that should be prosecuted judicially.

#Politics #News #Racism #StopRacism #NRA #GunControl #Democracy
 

The chances of a twist towards #Democrats are low


This isn’t likely to change the outcome. The nonprofit FairVote—which supports structural voting changes—analyzed 4,687 statewide elections between 2000 and 2015. There were 27 statewide recounts and only three resulted in an election reversal—Democrat Al Franken’s 2008 Senate race in Minnesota, a 2006 auditor race in Vermont, and Washington’s gubernatorial contest in 2004. The recounts resulted in an average change in the margin between the two lead candidates of 282 votes.

As I said, they're low. I don't have much hope in them, although there are very good reasons why the Republican candidates should be dismissed immediately, in sake of the people of their respective states. Trump gave them the possibility to dwell in their states and have their say in the GOPs.
Also, David Duke is a threat, but has become a reasonable name in Sessions' replacement.

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Trump's apologises continue, still a no-show


In the wake of criticism that Trump didn’t instead travel by car, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders issued a statement on Sunday that noted the weather and “near-zero visibility” as well as concerns that a motorcade on short notice would have required closing roads to traffic.

Trump ditched cemetery visit to avoid causing Paris traffic jams, says Sanders

#Trump #DonaldTrump #No-show #Armistice #ParisPeaceForum #FallenSoldiers #VeteransDay #Paris #France #Europe #NoWar #StopWar #StopNationalism #StopPatriotism #Democracy

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/nov/12/trump-ditched-cemetery-visit-to-avoid-causing-paris-traffic-jams-says-sanders?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Google%2B
 

Georgia gubernatorial race is about to finalise


It's been four days since voters cast their ballots in the race but despite Kemp claiming victory, no one has called the race for either candidate. Kemp is currently ahead by about 60,000 votes and says it is mathematically impossible for Abrams to win.

Damn, this must be a nightmare. How sad to know that democracy fails in every meaning by now.

#Georgia #Kemp #BrianKemp #ExactMatch #StaceyAbrams #US #USA #Concession #Democracy
 

The Midterms' Outcome for #Democrats


The Senate was a less happy story for Democrats, but that’s largely because they faced a historically unfavorable map. Pundits made the point that had Democrats not skewed so far left, incumbents in red states like Indiana, Missouri, and North Dakota could have hung on. Yet Beto O’Rourke came closer than any Democrat to winning a Texas seat in decades, while Ohio labor populist Sherrod Brown handily won a state that grows redder by the cycle.
This doesn’t mean progressives uniformly did well. Indeed, their record was fairly disappointing. But moderates also had a mixed record: Jon Tester won in Montana as did Joe Manchin in West Virginia; but Claire McCaskill (Missouri), Joe Donnelly (Indiana), and Heidi Heitkamp (North Dakota) all lost despite their centrist campaigns.

Unfortunately, we can't wait for the moderates and so-called centrists to finally make up their mind on radically changing something. There... show more
 

If you want a job done well, hire a professional


Per the Journal, the investigation is being undertaken by the FBI field office in Miami as well as the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. There’s no indication that Whitaker, who has been acting attorney general for little more than 48 hours, has taken any action or even been briefed on the case. Justice Department ethics officials will undoubtedly call on Whitaker to recuse himself from the investigation, though it’s unclear whether he has met with ethics officials at this point.

Because what could actually go wrong when he would oversee the case himself as the acting Attorney General? Like, really, what?

#US #USA #AttorneyGeneral #AG #DOJ #Trump #DonaldTrump #Whitaker #MatthewWhitaker #Corruption #Crooked #Democracy #Justice #Injustice
 

Talking 'bout Georgia: There is no concession so far


The back-and-forth began early Wednesday morning when Abrams told supporters that she would not concede the race, calling for all votes to be counted. “There’s voices that are waiting to be heard,” she said. By Wednesday evening, the margin between the candidates had narrowed, with vote counts showing Kemp beating Abrams 50.3 percent to 48.7 percent.

At least we can say that she is a little more balanced. She waits until all voice have been heard, and so far, this is not the case. I hope that we will soon be able to see how it ended up, and if she was to win her state, to govern those people wisely and properly, equally.

#US #USA #Georgia #StaceyAbrams #Abrams #Kemp #BrianKemp #Governor #StateElection #Democracy
 

Sessions' successor is a pious Christian with a biblical world-view


“If they have a secular worldview, then I’m going to be very concerned about how they judge,” Whitaker said at the Family Leader debate.

#Politics #Trump #DonaldTrump #TrumpCabinet #JeffSessions #Sessions #Whitaker #Religion #Fundamentalism #Bible #Terrorism #Democracy

https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/2018/11/08/biblical-view-justice-matt-whitaker-once-said-judges-shouldnt-have-secular-world-view/?utm_term=.569f1583e3b9

Well, this man is only a little better than Mr Sessions. And by a little, I mean not at all.
 

China corrupts Marshal Islands' policies


Heine’s opponents said she had bought the country’s financial reputation into disrepute by pushing ahead with the adoption of the cryptocurrency Sovereign as the country’s second legal tender, despite strident warnings from the International Monetary Fund to drop the “risky” plan.

Marshall Islands' president accuses Chinese interests of backing opponents

#Politics #PacificOcean #China #Corruption #Undermining #Democracy

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/09/marshall-islands-president-accuses-chinese-interests-of-backing-opponents?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Google%2B
 
#lolUSAdemocracy #PopularVote #USA #democracy
Mark Copelovitch @mcopelov :
Senate popular vote:
Democrats: 40,558,262 (55.4%)
Republicans: 31,490,026 votes (43.0%)
Senate seats: Republicans +3
 

On the American political spectrum, in parties and in people


A new Pew survey found that about one-third of Americans hold both liberal and conservative views, depending on the specific issue. Another Pew report divides Americans into nine categories based on their political and social views, from core conservatives (13 percent) to solid liberals (16 percent). But even those on the extreme right and left ends of the spectrum share some views in common.

As we all know, the American parliamentary system is split into two great parties, followed by a couple of smaller parties, almost unrecognisable. In contrary, there are its voters - scattered among the graph that can somewhat represent the salmagundi of political directions and fields. Of course, now that policies range into so many different directions of problems, you cannot take a solid stand in one exact field, but tend to gather your ideas and solutions in various fields and directions. That's what you can not represent in one single party, but that's why we - normally, in functioning democracies - see... show more
 

On the American political spectrum, in parties and in people


_ A new Pew survey found that about one-third of Americans hold both liberal and conservative views, depending on the specific issue. Another Pew report divides Americans into nine categories based on their political and social views, from core conservatives (13 percent) to solid liberals (16 percent). But even those on the extreme right and left ends of the spectrum share some views in common._

As we all know, the American parliamentary system is split into two great parties, followed by a couple of smaller parties, almost unrecognisable. In contrary, there are its voters - scattered among the graph that can somewhat represent the salmagundi of political directions and fields. Of course, now that policies range into so many different directions of problems, you cannot take a solid stand in one exact field, but tend to gather your ideas and solutions in various fields and directions. That's what you can not represent in one single party, but that's why we - normally, in functioning democracies - see parti... show more
 

Election night, streaming LIVE tomorrow Tues Nov 6 on DemocracyNow!


"Fearless independent journalists bring you the election reporting you won’t hear anywhere else"

https://www.democracynow.org/live/watch_election_night_2018_coverage_with
#altmedia #democracy #Election2018 ... show more
 
#Politics is the art of controlling your environment. That is one of the key things I learned in these years, and I learned it the hard way. Anybody who thinks that ‘it doesn’t matter who’s President’ has never been Drafted and sent off to fight and die in a vicious, stupid #War on the other side of the World — or been beaten and gassed by #Police for trespassing on public property — or been hounded by the IRS for purely #political reasons — or locked up in the Cook County #Jail with a broken nose and no phone access and twelve perverts wanting to stomp your ass in the shower. That is when it matters who is President or Governor or Police Chief. That is when you will wish you had voted. --Hunter S. Thompson
photo Lynn goldsmith ❤

“All we have to do is get out and vote, while it's still legal, and we will wash those crooked #warmongers out of the White House.” Hunter S Thompson..
True then as it is now. Photo 1976 lynngoldsmith

#HunterThompson #Vote #freedom #LynnGoldsmith #Democracy
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If you live in the USA, please VOTE!!!


This is an incredibly important time to pull out the stops and VOTE. You matter, your voice matters and what happens next week matters... big time! We have to begin to turn the ship now. Volunteer to canvas or to phone bank. Vote early.

Please. Imagine. Those. Who. Follow.


Do it now if early voting is allowed in your state. Whatever you do between now and next Tuesday, VOTE! Our planet, our country, our livelihoods, our freedom depends on us stepping forward like never before. Despair is not an option.
#vote #politics #freedom #thecommons #future #democracy #climatechange #environment #votingrights
 

Fast 1.100 Journalistenmorde seit 2006


In den vergangenen zwölf Jahren sind laut UNO-Angaben weltweit fast 1.110 Journalisten und Journalistinnen wegen ihrer Arbeit getötet worden.

#democracy #freepress #journalistenmorde
 

YouTube comments are heavily manipulated, and I fear for our democracy


Today I took a break from work to watch the most recent YouTube video by my favorite Fortnite streamer, Tfue (yes, I like to watch people play video games). Anyone who watches Fortnite videos on…
Article word count: 793

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18329078
Posted by rawrmaan (karma: 680)
Post stats: Points: 116 - Comments: 92 - 2018-10-29T17:05:18Z

\#HackerNews #and #are #comments #... show more
 
From: Tw
Ronan Burtenshaw
@ronanburtenshaw

Lula would have won today’s election in Brazil. Instead, the country’s elite was so scandalised by mild social democracy that they locked him up and elevated Bolsonaro to defend their interests. That’s what fascism really is: property showing its teeth.

\#brazil #elite #social #democracy #interests #rich #fascism #property
 
We discuss the rise of controversial presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro and whether he threatens Brazil's democracy.
Is Brazil's democracy under threat?
#BrazilElections2018 #Brazil #Democracy #LatinAmerica #Racism #TheFarRight
 
By trading values for stability the EU is actually creating instability, and countless casualties like Jamal Khashoggi.
How the EU's principled pragmatism sows strife in the Middle East
#EuropeanUnion #JamalKhashoggi #Democracy #SaudiArabia #HumanRights #MiddleEast #Europe
 
♲ Obiols@mastodont.cat:
Que fem corre això o fa mandra?

The Yellows Catalonia
‏ @TYellows

Spain prosecutes politicians, but also Catalan citizens who defend non-violently an independent #Catalonia. They are the #CDR, accused in many cases of such serious crimes as terrorism, just by exercising their #righttoprotest. #HumanRights #Democracy | Video 10 #theyellows cat
 

Ah, #Socrates, My Friend, Where Has Reason Gone?


(Surely, it died with you, #myfriend)

They say we need greater turn out at the polls. But they are demagogues elected by idiots. And the logic they sell is twisted: more idiots casting votes is unlikely to result in a more rational, let alone better, outcome.

Socrates was right: we need fewer, more educated voters steering the ship. Not the ordinary, useful idiots who have been turning out on Election Day supporting either party.

https://youtu.be/fLJBzhcSWTk

#politics #philosophy #democracy #demagoguery #socrates #lament

YouTube: Why Socrates Hated Democracy (The School of Life)

 
Government watchdog CREW's executive director discusses the emoluments lawsuits and Trump's many conflicts of interest.
Noah Bookbinder Q&A: Is Trump violating the US Constitution?
#DonaldTrump #UnitedStates #Democracy #Business&Economy #Law #Corruption
 

"Navalny VS Zolotov" - the police vote. And also timecodes

When we released an investigation about the purchases of Regardie, it was very important for us to convey this information to the community of "security officers". They are robbed in the first place.

And it was very interesting to look at the vote in the largest public "employees". The" police Ombudsman " 182 867 participants and the vast majority of them employees of the interior Ministry, Regardie, FSB, etc

I think the results of the vote there were one of the reasons for such aggressive behavior of Zolotov. He wants to look very different in the eyes of their fighters. Not a "cabbage thief" at all.

And here now on the same public vote on whose position is more convincing: Zolotova or mine. Voted 17 685 people and results demonstration
original here

#russia #... show more
 
We debate whether another referendum would be undemocratic, and what the consequences of a 'no deal' would look like.
Does Brexit mean chaos for the UK?
#Brexit #UnitedKingdom #TheresaMay #Europe #Democracy
 
Is Donald Trump profiting from the presidency? And if so what are the consequences for democracy in the US?
Donald Trump: All the President's Profits
#DonaldTrump #UnitedStates #Business&Economy #HumanRights #Corruption #Democracy #Elections
 
#Facebook #security #tech #democracy
 

YOU THERE, YES YOU HANDING OUT ALL THE SATURN **BUFFET AT BINAH HA HAs SCHWAG!**


1. When I see a hammer and sickle I just see Saturn.....
I'm not all that opposed to Saturn in and of self, but seriously, this whole "Everyone buffet at Binah Ha Has" thing I'm pretty over.
The pathway is filled with constant BS and the resolve is painfully boring.
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2. Marx was a Saturnist....
This gets back to my first point about a pathway filled with BS.
Next to no one ever talks about Mar... show more
 
HUMPTY DUMPTY SAT ON A WALL,

HUMPTY DUMPTY HAD A GREAT FALL;

ALL THE KING’S HORSES AND ALL THE KING’S MEN

COULDN’T PUT HUMPTY TOGETHER AGAIN.

(...)

Despite warnings from his closest friends, #Jamal #Khashoggi, took a chance and entered the #Saudi #Consulate in #Istanbul on October 2, 2018 and never left on his own two feet. The prevailing wisdom is that he was murdered by Saudi assassins sent to Turkey to specifically target him. Killing him on Saudi diplomatic soil would conceal the crime and carrying diplomatic passports would facilitate the transport of his dismembered body to two private jets.

Turkey is takin... show more
 
Regional election results in Bavaria Germany - Democracy is weaker than ever




After decades of lobby-controlled-democracy – democracy in Germany is weaker than ever.

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Jürgen Trittin (also Gree... show more
 
I knew that the #justice system in #USA was far from perfect but I did not imagine it was broken beyong repair.
#Police just wants to arrest anybody for whatever purpose, not to catch culprits or maintain #law and #order. This is frightening for #democracy

 
#Brazil #Brasil #elections #democracy #politics #international
 
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